Seven Dance Portraits.

Meet seven of our dancers


GöteborgsOperans Danskompani consists of 39 dancers from 16 different countries and belongs to the top international echelons of contemporary dance. It is an art form in which anything can happen, in which the dancers are creative without any distinct rules and in which each choreographer has his or her own way of conveying messages, ideas and visions. However, the dancers also inject their own personal expression into the process.

Contemporary dance can sometimes be difficult to put into words. The dancers are keen, however, to talk about the way they view their work, what they want to express on stage and the way they think.

Read the interviews:

Micol Mantini
Fan Luo
Rebecca Hytting

Micol Mantini
When Micol describes contemporary dance, the physical challenges are not what she talks about; instead, it's what each dancer expresses through his or her personality. "It is difficult to explain contemporary dance, it isn't at all like ballet which most people are familiar with. Instead it is a freer type of dance which is about expressing and conveying what you are feeling. The movement comes from within."
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Fan Luo
"GöteborgsOperans Danskompani is a well-known contemporary company that people are talking about in the dance world. Our performances have to be experienced, they can affect people in completely different ways. I applied for a job here because I have heard so many positive things about it."
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Rebecca Hytting
Usually, anyone wanting to become a professional dancer starts early, often even at the age of five. But not Rebecca Hytting. She first started attending the Ballet Academy as a 20-year-old and now dance has taken her all the way to some of the dance world's most interesting companies.
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David Wilde
Delphine Boutet
Chiaki Horita

David Wilde
"Before any new performance, you work on yourself, on the dance, the choreography and the connection between us as dancers. That work is hard. But when the time comes for the premiere, everything changes. The things that were hard during the process can become absolutely fantastic when you are on stage."
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Delphine Boutet
"I want someone to challenge me to do things that I have never done before. Go in a different direction, take a different route, develop and do things that don't come too naturally to me.”
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Chiaki Horita
"When I was at home in Hiroshima I asked my family if they actually know what I do in Gothenburg. Then I asked them to shoe what they believe I do. Thinking back of how they try to use their bodies to express themselves, I am able to find loads of new inspiration.”
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Tom Weinberger

Tom Weinberger
"You might even call me hyperactive. Dance helps me find a balance between body and mind, and to use my energy constructively. I have great capacity and really need to be moving.”
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